December 8, 2019
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Life & Style



When Families Sit Down Together

Published April 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Passover begins on Friday, April 19 and ends the evening of Saturday, April 27. Easter is Sunday, April 21.

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Here Are a Few Recipes to Help You Celebrate

Published April 04, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Here Are a Few Recipes to Help You Celebrate

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A Yummy Soup to Make at Home When You’re Tired of Eating Out

Published March 28, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I recently spent a glorious five days with my daughter in Washington, D.C. She lives in southern California and was in D.C. for a conference.

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How I Learned to Love Radishes

Published March 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I never liked radishes. My mother and father would eat them whole. But, even when they were sliced, I found them so peppery that it burned my little mouth.

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Corned Beef, Two Way

Published March 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

It is almost March 17, St. Patrick’s Day.

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Of All The Yummy Mac and Cheese Recipes, This is the Yummiest

Published March 07, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I don’t remember tasting mac and cheese until I was a teenager, in the high school or college cafeteria, I can’t remember which.

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Rice Puddling, Still Sublime After All These Years

Published Feb. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I came from a family that liked puddings and, to this day, so do I.

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I Ate Just One! And Then...

Published Feb. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I have been trying very hard to eat healthy.

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A Recipe Good Enough to Double for Friends, and Leftovers for Yourself

Published Feb. 07, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Last Sunday I drove to the Mystic Marriott to judge the chocolate gala to benefit Fairview in Groton.

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Bitter Cold? Torrential Rain? Through it All, Just Cook

Published Jan. 31, 2019 12:01 a.m.

What’s going on with this weather?

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Hunkering Down With Some Comfort Food

Published Jan. 24, 2019 12:01 a.m.

As I write this, there has been very little snow this season. By the time you read this, there may be some on the ground. The weather forecasters are saying there may be some coming soon. Whether or not the forecast holds, my friends and I are all about cooking comfort food.

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Everything in Moderation

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

...Even the Healthy Stuff

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It’s Time to Get Back to Real Food

Published Jan. 10, 2019 12:01 a.m.

This week I will see my dining room table.Of course, it is where it has always been, a polished oval, about 6 ...

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To a Healthy New Year

Published Jan. 03, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Originally, I was going to give you my rendition of Weight Watchers Soup, since I will be making it the first week of January 2019.

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Just as One Never Runs Out of Music, One Never Runs out of Recipes

Published Dec. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

When I was little—while my mom ironed on her ironing board that popped out of the wall in the kitchen and I...

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From the Kitchen, with Love from Lee

Published Dec. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

This is certainly stressful time of year for many of us. I am lucky that my kitchen has lots of counter space and two ovens (although one is much smaller than the other).

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Parties, Parties, Parties

Published Dec. 06, 2018 12:01 a.m.

All year I dream of holiday parties.

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A New Favorite Cookie for the Holidays

Published Nov. 29, 2018 12:01 a.m.

I’m not sure where I will be celebrating Christmas, but I do know that I will be making cookies both to celebrate that holiday and to celebrate Hanukkah.

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Leftovers Better Than the Original

Published Nov. 22, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Perhaps you are reading this column on Thanksgiving morning as you drink your cup of coffee or tea.

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Thanksgiving Pie? What Not Make a Cake This Year?

Published Nov. 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Now, for those of you readers who are men, don’t send me letters and say I am not correct when I say that widows learn how to take care of themselves, but widowers are often reattached in weeks or months.

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A Busy but Pleasant Week

Published Nov. 08, 2018 12:01 a.m.

This was a very busy but very pleasant week.

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A Holiday Game Plan

Published Nov. 01, 2018 12:01 a.m.

It’s Time to Start Talking Turkey

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Early Morning Memories

Published Oct. 25, 2018 12:01 a.m.

A couple of weeks ago I woke up too early. With a cat on my left and another on my right, I looked at the clock.

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Lodi Apples: Save the Date

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Writing can seem like a lonely profession

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One of the Best

Published Oct. 11, 2018 12:01 a.m.

A good friend of mine grew up Italian in New Haven, and she suggested that five of us go to an old-fashioned, red-sauce restaurant in New Haven favored by her family.

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Taking the Cake

Published Oct. 04, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Almost every Friday evening I share an early dinner with friends at a nearby restaurant where the food is really good and the prices are easy on the wallet.

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Inspired During a Meeting

Published Sep. 27, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Sometimes They Can Lead to the Creation of Something New

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Celebrating the End of Summer

Published Sep. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

I had such a lovely evening at a friend’s home during the Labor Day weekend, which is often considered the end of summer.

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Tomato Season is Short. Enjoy it While it Lasts

Published Sep. 06, 2018 12:01 a.m.

This has been a terrific seasons for tomatoes, corn, and parties. I have made panzanella, or bread salad, for so many get-togethers, I have lost track

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When Mere Mortals Produce Heavenly Results

Published Aug. 30, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Some of you may think I am a pretty good cook. Some may like the way I write. Someone recently told me he only needs to read the first sentence to know I wrote it.

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